2242 Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Archivists, Curators and Records Managers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


ARCHIVISTS, CURATORS AND RECORDS MANAGERS develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
preparing record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work
examining items and arranging examinations to determine condition and authenticity
designing and revising medical record forms
managing organisations' central records systems
analysing the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translating these needs into record management systems
maintaining computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advising on their usage
controlling access to confidential information, and recommending codes of practice and procedures for accessing records
developing record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 434.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 266.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 313.20